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What has happened to Sidney Torrance & Co and Albin Hunt & Stein?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has closed down the practice of Sidney Torrance & Co and Albin Hunt & Stein of Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BB/ 29 Weymouth Street, London, W1G 7DB. This happened on 13 October 2020. Lester Aldridge is helping the SRA with the closure.

What happens now?

Sidney Torrance & Co and Albin Hunt & Stein can no longer act for its clients. If you were a client, you will need to find a new solicitor. You can find a list of solicitors in England and Wales on the Law Society’s website.

What has happened to my file?

The SRA are in the process of removing the files that were held at the offices of Albin Hunt & Stein and Sidney Torrance & Co. A further update on how you can recover your file will be provided on our website once this has been completed.

What has happened to the money Sidney Torrance & Co and Albin Hunt & Stein were holding for me?

The bank accounts of Sidney Torrance & Co and Albin Hunt & Stein have been frozen and all monies which were held in those accounts have been transferred to the Solicitors Regulation Authority and are being held on behalf of clients. If you think the firm should have been holding money on your behalf, please see our SRA Interventions page.

How can I get more information?

You can contact our Interventions Team on 01202 786341 or by email at You can also find out more about this intervention on the SRA’s website.